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    I have a mass the size and texture of a lima bean on the same side my testicle was removed. I just noticed it.

    Is this normal?

    It feels hard, it is right at the top of the sack.
    ANy ideas?
    10/09/06 -- pT1-pNx-Mx-S0

  • #2
    Probably the end of the spermatic cord.
    right inguinal orchiectomy 2006/07/17, non-seminoma stage 1


    • #3
      its a hematoma I think

      its a hematoma I think,
      I called the doc and he claimed it was more then lilky a hematoma.
      Ahh the wondeful world of TC, Whats next I wonder?
      10/09/06 -- pT1-pNx-Mx-S0


      • #4
        Very common. No worries, it will be slowly reabsorbed and disappear.
        right inguinal orchiectomy 6/5/2003 > nonseminoma, stage I > surveillance > L-RPLND 6/24/2005 for recurrence, suspected teratoma but found seminoma, stage II > chylous ascites until 9/2005 > surveillance and "all clear" since

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        • #5
          I 2nd, 3rd the very common response..

          ...scared me when I felt it a few weeks out of 5 months post chemo it's completely gone...just gets reabsorbed or shrinks...but gone...

          your mind can really play with you sometimes though...
          - lump first noticed 11/20/2005
          - I/O right Dec 8, 2005
          - 95% embryonal / 5% seminoma
          - normal markers PRE surgery
          - no vascular invasion, tunica free of cancer, epididymis free of cancer, lungs free, lymph free
          - Stage I diagnosis
          - surveillance
          - mid feb '06, beta hcg slightly elevated = 4.6...small enlarged lower node seen on CT scan...
          - 3BEP began feb 20, 2006
          - finished 3 BEP, last bleo, april 17, 2006
          - CT scan, blood markers, chest..all clear
          - back on surveillance


          • #6
            agreed, I was like holy crap another tumor!

            So it takes about five months! wow!
            10/09/06 -- pT1-pNx-Mx-S0


            • #7
              These things can take quite a while for the body to reabsorb. Heck a good black and blue can take two weeks to go away and that's a very thin film of blood never mind the size of a lima bean. Just monitor it but it should be fine.
              Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

              Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.